Candy Mechanic's Custom Lollipops are Created with CNC Machines

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 27, 2017
References: candymechanics & 3dprint
Candy Mechanics specializes in the creation of custom lollipops, or as it calls them, 'Lolpops.'

Making a solid chocolate lollipop in one's likeness is as simple as using a smartphone to scan a complete picture of one's face and head. From there, the company is able to make and send boxes of three Lolpops to consumers in letterbox-sized packaging for quick and easy delivery.

While one might expect that Candy Mechanics uses 3D printing technology to make its customizable sweets, it actually uses CNC machines as an alternative. The reasoning behind this is that CNC machines are designed to work with tougher materials like metal and wood, which makes it perfect for sculpting hard chocolate blocks.